Goodbye, Sir Terry Wogan
We said goodbye to legendary broadcaster and master of his craft, Sir Terry Wogan. You can listen again to Radio 2’s Terry Wogan Special here and read a collection of some of the heart-felt tributes which poured in here.
After news that veteran BBC broadcaster Terry Wogan died, Director General Tony Hall wrote to BBC staff saying: “Today we lost a broadcasting legend, but also a dear friend. Terry Wogan was simply a wonderful man – courteous, courageous and delightfully mischievous. People watching and listening adored him.”
“Save Our BBC thanks Sir Terry for decades of public broadcasting service. He truly has been a national treasure. Sir Terry is one of the generation of amazing entertainers who have forged the modern BBC. To straddle both radio and television as a colossus (sic) has been a rare treat for us, his devoted audience of multi-millions. Who else could have saved the Eurovision Song Contest!! The microphone and camera don’t lie. They have showcased his natural warmth, charm and humour. For once it is true to say Sir Terry will forever live in our hearts as a legend, an iconic pioneer of post 1960s’ entertainment.”